House bordering pasture and woods

The house built in Doorn makes clever use of the transition between the densely-wooded Utrechtse Heuvelrug and the open river landscape in the province of Utrecht. 

All the areas in the house are linked to each other, so as to take advantage of the splendid panoramic view of the open pasture landscape at the rear of the house. Even the bath has a clear view of the horizon. On the wooded street side, however, the house appears “closed”. Only the wooden-panelled opening in the centre provides a framed view of the green landscape beyond.

It appears to be a typical house with a gable roof except for the fact that the roof extends to a width of 28 metres. The elevation is constructed in a mix of grey brick ? from the surrounding area ? and a number of clean-lined wooden accents. A long strip of solar panels is integrated between the roof tiles producing sufficient electricity for the entire household.

Inside the house each area has its own atmosphere. By incorporating a vide, the living area is twice as high as the intimate dining area, which is directly connected to the kitchen. From above, the vide provides a view of the living area. The kitchen is encircled by glass so that, while cooking, it almost feels as if you are outside. The large cellar under the house presents diverse opportunities for recreation and storage.

In addition to the house in Doorn, De Zwarte Hond completed two more villas this year: Dockboot, a holiday home on Schiermonnikoog and a residence in Ter Borch. 

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